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An Evening with the Poets

October 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Marc Harshman hosts an evening of poetry readings and then the floor will be opened to attendees for discussion/Q&A.

Marc Harshman

Harshman’s WOMAN IN RED ANORAK, won the Blue Lynx Poetry Prize and was published in 2018 by Lynx House / University of Washington Press. His fourteenth children’s book, FALLINGWATER…, co-authored with Anna Smucker, was published by Roaring Brook/Macmillan in 2017 and was an Amazon Book of the Month. He is also co-winner of the 2019 Allen Ginsberg Poetry Award. Poems have been anthologized by Kent State University, the University of Iowa, University of Georgia, and the University of Arizona. Harshman’s newest collection of poems, THE SHADOW TESTIMONIES, has just been scheduled for publication by Salmon Press in the Republic of Ireland.

Appointed in 2012, he is the seventh poet laureate of West Virginia.

Frank X Walker

The first African American writer to be named Kentucky Poet Laureate, Frank X Walker is Professor of English and African American and Africana Studies and Director of the MFA in Creative Writing program at the University of Kentucky in Lexington where he founded pluck! The Journal of Affrilachian Arts & Culture. He has published eleven collections of poetry, including his latest, Masked Man, Black: Pandemic & Protest Poems, Turn Me Loose: The Unghosting of Medgar Evers, which was awarded an NAACP Image Award for Poetry and the Black Caucus American Library Association Honor Award for Poetry. He is also the author of Last Will, Last Testament, winner of the Judy Gaines Young Book Award, Buffalo Dance: The Journey of York, winner of a Lillian Smith Book Award, and Isaac Murphy: I Dedicate This Ride, which he adapted for stage. Voted one of the most creative professors in the south, Walker, a Danville native, coined the term “Affrilachia” and co-founded the Affrilachian Poets. A Cave Canem fellow, his honors also include a Lannan Literary Fellowship for Poetry.

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Date:
October 14
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Venue

Taylor Books
226 Capitol Street
Charleston, WV 25301 United States
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FestivALL
Phone:
3044700489
Email:
director@festivallcharleston.com
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